The People of Color and Their Allies Sit and Discussion (POC+Allies) was begun on January 3, 2016 by JoAnna Hardy (of MeditationCoalition.com) for the purpose of "using Buddhist principles of mindfulness and compassion to help work with and better understand the many painful issues that people of color encounter in America." They have continued meeting the first Sunday of the month ever since. And now, JoAnna has announced that she will leading a daylong POC+Allies community meditation retreat later this month! Meditate to Elevate is scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10AM-4PM, at 1001 N. Main St., Los Angeles 90012. Click here to read more about "this a unique opportunity to reflect, connect and share in a safe, supportive environment in order to cultivate more intentionality with our presence in the world."